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Williamson Terrace, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Williamson Terrace ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Williamson Terrace (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Williamson Terrace. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Name Variations for Williamson Terrace ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Williamson Terrace.

  • Typical abbreviation for Williamson Terrace: Williamson Ter. (or less commonly used: Williamson Terr.)

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Williamson Terrace is located in Mingo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mingo County: Martin (KY), Pike (KY), Buchanan (VA), Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Wayne & Wyoming.

Below are the counties that are near Williamson Terrace. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Williamson Terrace:

Mingo     (The home county for Williamson Terrace)
  Williamson   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Chattaroy   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Delbarton   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Blackberry City   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Matewan   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Red Jacket   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Musick   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Pie   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Kermit   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Greyeagle   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Wharncliffe   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Manila   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Clothier   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Havana   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hewett   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Jeffrey   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ottawa   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Greenview   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ramage   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Secoal   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stark   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Low Gap   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Powell Creek   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Harts   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wewanta   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Omar   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Holden   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Troy Town   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Logan   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Man   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Wyoming City   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Iaeger   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Union City   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bradshaw   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Davy   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  War   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Wilsondale   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cove Gap   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Armilda   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fort Gay   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mineral Springs   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Uno   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Floyd (KY)
  Betsy Layne (KY)   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Stanville (KY)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Harold (KY)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ivel (KY)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Tram (KY)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Grethel (KY)   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Banner (KY)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dana (KY)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Allen (KY)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dwale (KY)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Blue Moon (KY)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Teaberry (KY)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Johnson (KY)
  Nero (KY)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Whitehouse (KY)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Meally (KY)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Van Lear (KY)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Williamsport (KY)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Tutor Key (KY)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  East Point (KY)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hagerhill (KY)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Thelma (KY)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  West Van Lear (KY)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lowmansville (KY)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Collista (KY)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Knott (KY)
  Raven (KY)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mousie (KY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Kite (KY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pippa Passes (KY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (KY)
  Clifford (KY)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Patrick (KY)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Peach Orchard (KY)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Richardson (KY)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ben Bow (KY)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Maynard (KY) - Historic   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ulysses (KY) - Historic   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gallup (KY) - Historic   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bumblebee (KY) - Historic   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Charley (KY)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Torchlight (KY) - Historic   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ivory (KY) - Historic   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Letcher (KY)
  Burdine (KY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  McRoberts (KY)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Fleming-Neon (KY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Jenkins (KY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Magoffin (KY)
  Gunlock (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gapville (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Marshallville (KY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Painters Lick (KY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Martin (KY)
  Lovely (KY)   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Beauty (KY)   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Warfield (KY)   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hode (KY)   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Debord (KY)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Inez (KY)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Tomahawk (KY)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pike (KY)
  South Williamson (KY)   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Belfry (KY)   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Hardy (KY)   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Huddy (KY)   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Canada (KY)   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Stone (KY)   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  McCarr (KY)   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Sidney (KY)   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  McAndrews (KY)   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Pinsonfork (KY)   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ransom (KY)   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Buchanan (VA)
  Kelsa (VA)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Grundy (VA)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Royal City (VA)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Vansant (VA)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Janey (VA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Dickenson (VA)
  Haysi (VA)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clinchco (VA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Clintwood (VA)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Williamson Terrace, see our County-by-County Page for Williamson Terrace.

Cemeteries Near Williamson Terrace ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Williamson Terrace.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Williamson Terrace covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Runyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mountain View Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SE McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Marcum Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tandy Sester Alley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thomas Shermon Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Orrison Lowe Branch #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Adair Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stepp - Vance Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Orrison R Lowe #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hayes Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Romans Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stepp Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fraley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Julius Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Parsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lower Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Goff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Weddington Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Robinette Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW W J May Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Meade Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Matthew Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hensley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Vernatter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hensley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mountain View Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ooten Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Zornes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mounts Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Marcum Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Francis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jerry Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Musick Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mahon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stepp Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Upper Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Maynard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sturgell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Marcum Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Waldron Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dempsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gap Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Stump Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Billy Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chafin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ooten Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Newsome Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Caney Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Williamson Terrace ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 7 newspapers that have been published in the area around Williamson Terrace.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Williamson Terrace, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Williamson Terrace.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

While we didn't find Williamson Terrace in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Williamson Terrace.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Williamson Terrace, with the one closest to Williamson Terrace listed first.

Canada (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Williamson Terrace
 - Canada had a post office and no railroad service
Rural (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Williamson Terrace
 - Rural had a post office and no railroad service
Pinsonfork (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Williamson Terrace
 - Pinsonfork had a post office and no railroad service
Phelps (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Williamson Terrace
 - Phelps had a post office and no railroad service
Oilville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Williamson Terrace
 - Oilville had a post office and no railroad service
Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Williamson Terrace
 - Pilgrim had a post office and no railroad service
Kimper (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Williamson Terrace
 - Kimper had a post office and no railroad service
Zebulon (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Williamson Terrace
 - Zebulon had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Williamson Terrace. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Williamson Terrace in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Williamson Terrace:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of West Virginia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Mingo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Logan County:     Cyndi's



McDowell County:     Cyndi's



Wayne County:     Cyndi's



Wyoming County:     Cyndi's



Floyd County (KY):     Cyndi's



Johnson County (KY):     Cyndi's



Knott County (KY):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (KY):     Cyndi's



Letcher County (KY):     Cyndi's



Magoffin County (KY):     Cyndi's



Martin County (KY):     Cyndi's



Pike County (KY):     Cyndi's



Buchanan County (VA):     Cyndi's



Dickenson County (VA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Mingo County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Mingo County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from West Virginia
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Mingo County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Williamson Terrace. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Williamson Terrace) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williamson Terrace. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6751, Longitude: -82.2649     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Williamson Terrace have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Williamson Terrace, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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